Pelosi considers, rejects vote on impeachment

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October 16, 2019 - 10:17 AM

WASHINGTON — Amid growing political pressure from Republicans, House leaders on Tuesday began seriously gauging support among Democrats for holding a vote to formally establish the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump — even through the inquiry is already underway.

But by the end of the day and after pushback from members during a closed-door meeting in the basement of the Capitol, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., decided there would be no House vote for now, reaffirming her previous stance on the issue.

“At this time, we will not be having a vote,” she said.

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